TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of nearly 26 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Saturday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing apprehended Yaneth Azucena Tirado-Guzman, 31, of Nogales, Sonora, after a CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers find approximately $77,000 worth of meth in the rear quarter panels of her GMC SUV.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Tirado to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.